This has been a championship battle for the ages. And both drivers are under the pressure, even if they claim otherwise. Hence, the cool Max Verstappen revealed how he’s approaching the battle differently.
Usually, one to ignore the traditional track walks, Verstappen revealed how he may have gone against his own beliefs for the title.
In the late hours of Thursday, Max Verstappen was once again spotted taking part in a pre-race custom he avoids- the track walk.
Although the circuits in Losail and Jeddah are new to the driver, track walks and Verstappen are never associated together.
“Although you always have to wait until you start driving how it is in terms of grip. But during a track walk, I mainly look at where the curbstones are and where the walls are.” An important thing to do, especially when it’s a new circuit; Verstappen gets ready for the penultimate race of the season.
And he is excited about it. “I’ve already driven the track in the simulator and it’s a very fast track. I’m looking forward to seeing it in real life.” With an 8 point lead, and a scarce possibility of a championship decider ahead, Verstappen’s excitement is understandable. However, he isn’t the only one making changes for the title.